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Fall 2006 International Law Workshop Series

The International Law Workshop introduces today's most debated issues in international and comparative law. The Workshop is intended for non-specialists; students are encouraged to attend any or all of the sessions. Speakers will talk for 25 minutes, followed by discussion and questions.

The Workshop is coordinated by Professors Daniel Halberstam, Rob Howse, Michael Barr, Steve Ratner and Assistant Dean Virginia Gordan. The Workshop meets on Mondays from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. in Hutchins Hall, Room 116, unless otherwise noted.

To add your name to the e-mail list to be notified of upcoming Workshops, please contact Stephanie Wiederhold by e-mail at or by phone at 734.764.0535.

Schedule for the Fall 2006 International Law Workshop

September 18
Walter van Gerven
Former Advocate General, European Court of Justice,; Professor, Katholieke University Leuven (Belgium); Founding Partner of DeBandt law firm (Brussels)
"Does the European Union Really Need a Constitution?"

September 25
Catharine A. MacKinnon
Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
"Women's Status, Men's States"

October 9
H.E. Judge Bruno Simma
International Court of Justice; Affiliated Overseas Faculty, University of Michigan Law School
"The International Court of Justice: A View from the Inside"

October 16 - NO ILW (Fall Recess)

October 23
Catherine Powell
Co-Faculty Director, Crowley International Human Rights Program, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham Law School
"Tinkering with Torture in the Aftermath of Hamdan: Testing the Relationship Between Internationalism and Constitutionalism"

October 30
Robin Walker-Lee
Vice President for Public Policy and General Counsel for Latin America, Africa & the Middle East, General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Michigan
"Five Things Foreign Lawyers Really Want to Know about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (and You Should Too)"

November 6
Lawrence R. Helfer
Professor of Law; Director, International Legal Studies Program, Vanderbilt University Law School
"The Law and Politics of Treaty Withdrawals"

November 13
Jerome A. Cohen
Professor of Law, New York University School of Law; Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, New York; Of Counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; and Founder and Former Director, East Asian Legal Studies, Harvard Law School
"Does China Have a Legal System?"